SH5278 : The Three Leaps

near to Pentraeth, Isle of Anglesey/Sir Ynys Mon, Great Britain

The Three Leaps
The Three Leaps
What a disappointment! I had looked forward to seeing these standing stones for quite some time. They feature on several maps of the Pentraeth locality and are said to commemorate a competition between two men for the hand in marriage of St Geraint's granddaughter, in the 6th century. By using a triple-jump style one was able to beat his opponent and win his girl. The standing stones (stumps would be a better description) are the two dark objects in the shadowed grass and the lighter object further to the right in the sunlit portion.
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Thursday, 27 October, 2005   (more nearby)
Monday, 31 October, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! SH 5283 7843 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:16.9413N 4:12.5360W
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